Career & Pathways
St Michael’s College provides the services of three careers and pathways professionals to work with students, and the wider community, to assist our students to make the best possible transition to tertiary study and/or employment.
The SACE Personal Learning Plan subject delivered in Year 10, develops the basic knowledge and skills to make for a successful transition. From Year 10 onwards students are invited to participate in the Vocational Education program, working towards VET qualifications and engaging in training that tests suitability and interest in various industries. Over a third of St Michael’s students graduate from St Michael’s with a VET qualification.
St Michael’s has a strong record in successfully preparing students to secure Apprenticeships. The VET Coordinator, Mr Kevin Woolford, works closely with VET providers and the wider community. Further information on VET can be found here.
The College facilitates Work Placements for over 100 Year 11 and 12 students as part of their specific subject requirements, as part of a VET qualification, or as an extension of a career planning exercise identified by the Career Counsellors.
Traditionally, over 80% of St Michael’s students go on to tertiary study at the completion of Year 12, with 95% receiving an offer to their first or second preference for a course at university and/or TAFE. The Career Counsellors work very closely with Year 12 students to plan for such success in their tertiary pathway goals.
Senior students are welcome to make individual appointments with one of the Career Counsellors who are all situated in the Lasallian Education Centre.
In appointments, senior students may work at identifying particular interests and strengths, undertake goal setting, seek assistance with study skills, discuss tertiary and employment pathways and general transition opportunities and skill development. We have extensive communication tools which see detailed information and opportunities outlined each week in The Star Newsletter and through SEQTA notifications to the students.
Our goal is to empower students with the tools to engage in their own effective career planning and decision making. As such, we encourage a self-reliant approach to ensure students are well prepared with the skills and knowledge to participate in a very dynamic and ever-changing world of study and work.